Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: 'Cinderella Skeleton' by Robert D. San Souci

✰✰✰✰½ Boneyard Acres is home to Cinderella Skeleton, her evil stepmother, and two evil stepsisters. Cinderella Skeleton is forced to do all the housework. When it is time for the Halloween Ball, she begs to go. All the girls want to win Prince Charnel’s heart. Unfortunately Cinderella is forced to stay at home until a good witch agrees to help her get to the ball. She leaves with a warning that everything will change back at the break of day.

Cinderella Skeleton causes a stir at the ball. Everyone is intrigued by this beauty, but she remembers the warning to late. As she rushes to return home on time, she leaves behind a clue. Prince Charnel has been charmed. He searches high and low for his mystery guest. Will the Prince ever find his true love? Will Cinderella Skeleton ever be free of chores? Check out this spooky treat to find out. 

The Bottom Line: This ghoulish retelling of a classic fairy tale with rhyming verses will delight kids in grades 2 – 4. Catrow’s dreamy illustrations in watercolors and pencil are spooktacular and vivid. This visual treat is highly recommended. 

Details: Cinderella Skeleton written by Robert D. San Souci & illustrated by David Catrow. Hardcover picture book published by Silver Whistle in 2000. 32 p. ISBN: 0-15-2002003-9 

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